Remembrance book for Marie Fredriksson
Dear fellow friends, dear fans of Marie Fredriksson, dear Roxette fans, dear kind people in this world,
our friend Marie has passed away on December 9, and many, many people in the world are heartbroken and would like to express their feelings. Not everyone can do so on the social media, not everyone can do so by coming to Sweden and signing the official remembrance book laid out in Stockholm.
We want to collect your thoughts, your grieve, but also your finest memories with Marie here. Please write down what you always wanted to say to her, we will collect each single entry of yours, put them into one single book and send it over to Marie’s family to show them how much she made this world better through you.
[All entries made before January 1, 2020 were taken over for the book. You will still be able to add your messages now but we cannot consider them for the book to Marie’s family anymore as it has been printed by now.]
The Daily Roxette had one copy of the book printed early January 2020 and handed it over to Marie Dimberg, Roxette’s manager and a very good friend of Marie Fredriksson and her family, in Göteborg on January 20, 2020. The printed version of the book is nearly 800 pages thick and it has a white cover. Its title “Tack för allt Marie” (Thank you for everything Marie) is written in silver and red letters on its sleeve.
Here you see some quick photos of the book, sadly there has never been a chance to take proper photos of this one copy as it arrived just before the evening we headed to Göteborg for the “En kväll för Marie Fredriksson” show.
If you are interested, you can download a simplified version (the printed version contains a few more blank pages to separate the chapters, for instance) of the book with all entries right here.
The entries are sorted alphabetically by names, this file is also searchable.
Entries with non-latin character sets are at the very end of the book. Most URLs have been removed as they make little sense in a printed book.
Download the file “TackForAlltMarieByTDR.pdf”
Ho cantato centinaia, migliaia di volte le canzoni dei Roxette sognando di possedere la tua voce. Per me non morirai mai.
Que decir, sin palabra, creci con tu música, creci con la música de roxette, una voz inigualable. Hoy la música está de luto. Se fue un ser maravilloso. Marie Siempre estarás presente en mi. Seras eterna. 😥😥😥😢😢
My heart goes out to you and your family! You will be truly missed and the world will be a sadder place without you. You have touched so many people with your immense talent, beautiful voice and good heart, god bless your soul! Heaven just added its brightest star!!!! Love forever...❤🕯❤
I was so sad to read the news that Marie has passed. I have so many happy memories of Roxette’s music. Playing The Look, the album, on a loop on my Walkman was my go to soundtrack on my paper round as a boy. The joyful music was a welcome escape from an otherwise dull life.
Anticipating every album, every music video and just melting at the power of Marie’s voice. As an adult I have continued to enjoy the music and joy. I was thrilled to get to enjoy Roxette and Marie’s amazing voice live in 2012. This was something I thought would never happen after Marie’s illness. She was just as fantastic as I had imagined.
We have lost a true star who was loved and brought love and happiness to many. Thank you for sharing Marie with us.
Very sad news in a rainy days, in the wetly trees and road. I am a big Roxette since i was 12 years old. Marie's voice almost colouring my whole days... this sad news shocking my breath...Rest in peace, my dear. You always live here in my heart. Unreplaceable forever. No voice like you, no rainbow like yours ..
Dearest Marie! Today is such a sad day after hearing that you got your wings. For 28 years you and Roxette were in my life and even though you're not here anymore you will still be a part of it forever. "Joyride" was my first Roxette album and I was connected to your music from the start. That connection can never be broken, not even by your passing. You will be missed terribly! My deepest condolences go to your family and friends 😥❤❤
One of the greatest and most beautiful souls to grace this earth with her presence. I met her many times and she was very gracious, kind and loving. Her voice is the stitching to the quilt of my life....
Today is a very sad day for all Marie/Roxette fans but it must be even more intense for her family, Mikael, Oscar and Josefin. My prayers and thoughts are with them and all the Roxette fans all over the world.
It truly has been an honour and listening to your voice and your heart was like a long joyride and we will always have the power of technology to serve as your memory lives on in your beautiful music. Marie, as you Go to Sleep, we will think about you.
To Per, Gabriel and Asa, our thoughts and condolences to you both as well.
Love forever - Roxette forever
I have had the pleasure of seeing Roxette perform live 4 times and were the band I went to see for my first ever concert in Glasgow in July 1992. I fell in love with them when It Must Have Been Love was released and bought every CD album, single, video and poster I could find. My best friend Caroline Lennox was also a huge fan and saw them perform at Ingliston, Edinburgh in November 1994. Sadly my best friend passed away also from cancer in September 2017 and she never had the chance to see the band perform again although we had planned to travel to Berlin in July 2016 to attend a concert however these were sadly cancelled due to Marie’s ill health. Marie was our teenage years, our twenties and our thirties. I often listen to Roxette as it brings happy memories of my best friend and why I fell in love with Roxette in the first place. No group have ever come close to my love for Roxette. Glasgow July 2012 and Berlin June 2015 were my final two concerts and I will cherish those memories forever too. Sleep tight Marie and thank you so much for the memories. Just like Caroline you certainly had The Look xxx
This a verry sad day, i remember wem i hear you voice for the first time. I remember you looking me in front stage cose i was calling you all rhe time. I was looking like crazy lol. I prayed for Jeffersson now i pray for you! The music died. This word become gray. The life will not be the same. But I sincerelly belive that i will see you in the sky!!
My first Roxette concert was in 1994 in Berlin. I was glad to see them again in Berlin in 2013 - Marie was powerful again.
When I sae her just two years later in 2015 in Mannheim I was shocked about her condition and knew that it would be the last time I would see her. I cried during the concert.
1 week later I drove to Zürich to see Roxette again and shortly after that the tour was early ended.
I began to make healing sessions for in Webinars.
Now, I see I was right at that time and I am very sad that this former powerful lady had to go this early.
I will never forget her.
Obrigada minha doce e amável Marie por embalar meu coração durante anos... Gratidão por você ter existido! E encantar o mundo todo com sua adorável voz. O universo tem uma estrela tão bela hoje no céu. Descanse em paz minha querida diva para todo o sempre. 😢💔❤😭
Dear Marie, your music has always been by my side since I first listened to Roxette in 1989. I was able to see you guys live twice in Mexico City and it was awesome. Just a couple of months ago, my 9 year old daughter became a Roxette fan, she loves your songs, but Listen To Your Heart & It Just Happens are her favourite ones. I haven't told her you are gone now. Your voice will remain forever in our hearts. Thank you for so many years of music, thank you for your voice, we will never forget you. You will be terribly missed. ♥
It's impossible to me to describe the feelings I have when I hear your voice in any song. You note when somebody sings from the bottom of their heart. You are here. I can't feel a different thing. You will always be here in my heart. Thanks for making the world more beautiful with your art.
Thank you. Thank you for the music that always seemed to fix a bad day. Thank you for the music that helped make a good day even better.
Roxette has always been and will always be my safe place. Marie was the epitome of beauty, grace, and talent with a whole lot of feisty underneath it all. One of my favorite memories is convincing my mom to take me to Record Bar at the mall when they opened on the day CBB came out. We were there so early I had to wait while they cut open boxes of shipment to find the desired cassette. It was like gold to hold that cassette in my hands. Immediately home to play nonstop for who knows how long. I will treasure seeing her in New York in 2012 at the Beacon Theater. It was a thrill to interact with her before the show. I know I babbled and said nothing incredibly intelligent but I hope she felt how much love I had for her. My prayers go to her family and friends. Thank you sweet Marie.
I will never forget 27 June 1992 when dear Marie shook my hand in a shadowy corner outside a concert hall in Brussels. She said thanks when I wished her lots of success in questionable English. As teenager I was in trance for the next 2 or so years. Unbelievable. ❤️💜 I knew then that she was a kind human and not a rockstar. (Not degrading her beautiful voice here but she stood firmly with her feet on the ground if you know what I mean).
Her music was a big support to me when I became ill with type 1 diabetes in the same year, just before I met her.
My Roxette love affair began after I first heard The Look...and won’t ever end. I first saw them at Birmingham on the joyride tour with four university friends (on a 350 mile and tound trip which certainly was no joyride!) then four times after that including at London o2 on the last tour. The concert highlight though was travelling over to Gothenburg on their reunion tour, what an unforgettable night that was!. Everyone, including Marie, was so happy.
I’m so sad that Marie has passed away but I’m grateful that we have an endless music catalogue to remember her by. And I will. My heart goes out to her family, relatives and friends and hope they find the strength to go on. RIP Marie. X
Today my heart has broken into a thousand pieces. I can only say thank you! Thank you for being part of the soundtrack of my life and for getting excited with your voice and your presence. I hope that wherever you are, you are very happy and continue to enjoy the rest with your beautiful
Love you! Miss you 💔😢
Very sad day for music to lose such a talented beautiful lady. Your music will stay with us forever. Rest in peace Marie and sincere condolences to your closest. Love x
...Hasta siempre Marie;fading like a flower
I have been following Roxette's music since 1989 and their music has come along with me throughout all this time. Year by year, album by album. Expecting excited every new release. I always thought of myself as their biggest fan in the world, but I know we are millions. Marie's talented voice was out of ordinary and unmistakable putting all her soul in her singing. I always adored her. Roxette's music made me feel so fine even in my hardest lifetime moments.
I saw Marie and Per three times live in Spain: First time in San Sebastián in 1994; second time in Madrid in 2011; and a third and final time also in Madrid in 2015, few months before their last tour was cancelled. I was really shocked by Marie's strength to go on and still perform live despite her health, but that was her true passion and I admire her for that too.
I have also suffered the strike of cancer in my family and Marie's fight always encouraged me against the toughest moments.
She and her music will always be in my heart and my soul. And her voice will always sound the rest of my life.
I'd love to send a big hug and my deepest thoughts and love to her family in Sweden. With all my respect.
Carlos, from Spain.